Hi i'm having some trouble trying to get the width of the tabs in the menu bar to be 170px. I am using dreamweaver and I have changed all the width spaces to 170px but it still is just automating the width to the length of the text.

I have pasted my css below, as well as the html underneath... If anyone can help that would be great! Thanks!

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@charset "UTF-8";

/* SpryMenuBarVertical.css - Revision: Spry Preview Release 1.4 */

/* Copyright (c) 2006. Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. */

/*******************************************************************************

LAYOUT INFORMATION: describes box model, positioning, z-order

*******************************************************************************/

/* The outermost container of the Menu Bar, a fixed width box with no margin or padding */
ul.MenuBarVertical
{
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
list-style-type: none;
font-size: 100%;
cursor: default;
width: 250px;
}
/* Set the active Menu Bar with this class, currently setting z-index to accomodate IE rendering bug: http://therealcrisp.xs4all.nl/meuk/IE-zindexbug.html */
ul.MenuBarActive
{
z-index: 1000;
}
/* Menu item containers, position children relative to this container and are same fixed width as parent */
ul.MenuBarVertical li
{
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
list-style-type: none;
font-size: 100%;
position: relative;
text-align: left;
cursor: pointer;
width: 250px;
}
/* Submenus should appear slightly overlapping to the right (95%) and up (-5%) with a higher z-index, but they are initially off the left side of the screen (-1000em) */
ul.MenuBarVertical ul
{
margin: 0% 0 0 95%;
padding: 0;
list-style-type: none;
font-size: 60%;
position: absolute;
z-index: 1020;
cursor: default;
width: 250px;
left: -1000em;
top: 0;
}
/* Submenu that is showing with class designation MenuBarSubmenuVisible, we set left to 0 so it comes onto the screen */
ul.MenuBarVertical ul.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
{
left: 0;
}
/* Menu item containers are same fixed width as parent */
ul.MenuBarVertical ul li
{
width: 8.2em;
}

/*******************************************************************************

DESIGN INFORMATION: describes color scheme, borders, fonts

*******************************************************************************/

/* Outermost menu container has borders on all sides */
ul.MenuBarVertical
{
border: 0px solid #CCC;
}
/* Submenu containers have borders on all sides */
ul.MenuBarVertical ul
{
border: 0px solid #CCC;
}
/* Menu items are a light gray block with padding and no text decoration */
ul.MenuBarVertical a
{
display: block;
cursor: pointer;
background-color: #FFF;
padding: 0.5em 0.75em;
color: #999;
text-decoration: none;
width: 200px;
}
/* Menu items that have mouse over or focus have a blue background and white text */
ul.MenuBarVertical a:hover, ul.MenuBarVertical a:focus
{
background-color: #ccc;
color: #FFF;
width: 200px;
}
/* Menu items that are open with submenus are set to MenuBarItemHover with a blue background and white text */
ul.MenuBarVertical a.MenuBarItemHover, ul.MenuBarVertical a.MenuBarItemSubmenuHover, ul.MenuBarVertical a.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
{
background-color: #ccc;
color: #FFF;
width: 200px;
}

/*******************************************************************************

SUBMENU INDICATION: styles if there is a submenu under a given menu item

*******************************************************************************/

/* Menu items that have a submenu have the class designation MenuBarItemSubmenu and are set to use a background image positioned on the far left (95%) and centered vertically (50%) */
ul.MenuBarVertical a.MenuBarItemSubmenu
{
background-image: url(SpryMenuBarRight.gif);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: 95% 50%;
}

/* Menu items that are open with submenus have the class designation MenuBarItemSubmenuHover and are set to use a "hover" background image positioned on the far left (95%) and centered vertically (50%) */
ul.MenuBarVertical a.MenuBarItemSubmenuHover
{
background-image: url(SpryMenuBarRightHover.gif);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: 95% 50%;
}

/*******************************************************************************

BROWSER HACKS: the hacks below should not be changed unless you are an expert

*******************************************************************************/

/* HACK FOR IE: to make sure the sub menus show above form controls, we underlay each submenu with an iframe */
ul.MenuBarVertical iframe
{
position: absolute;
z-index: 1010;
}
/* HACK FOR IE: to stabilize appearance of menu items; the slash in float is to keep IE 5.0 from parsing */
@media screen, projection
{
ul.MenuBarVertical li.MenuBarItemIE
{
display: inline;
f\loat: left;
background: #FFF;
}
}


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HTML


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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>CGI Architecture</title>
<style type="text/css">
<!--
body,td,th {
font-family: Myriad Pro Bold, Helvetica, Arial;
font-size: 14px;
}
a:link {
color: #003366;
text-decoration: none;
}
a:visited {
text-decoration: none;
color: #333333;
}
a:hover {
text-decoration: underline;
color: #000099;
}
a:active {
text-decoration: none;
color: #666666;
}
#apDiv1 {
position:absolute;
left:59px;
top:34px;
width:850px;
height:30px;
z-index:1;
}
#apDiv2 {
position:absolute;
left:59px;
top:107px;
width:251px;
height:146px;
z-index:2;
}
#apDiv3 {
position:absolute;
left:360px;
top:107px;
width:251px;
height:146px;
z-index:3;
}
#apDiv4 {
position:absolute;
left:659px;
top:107px;
width:250px;
height:146px;
z-index:4;
}
#apDiv5 {
position:absolute;
left:59px;
top:302px;
width:251px;
height:151px;
z-index:5;
}
#apDiv6 {
position:absolute;
left:360px;
top:302px;
width:251px;
height:151px;
z-index:6;
}
#apDiv7 {
position:absolute;
left:659px;
top:302px;
width:250px;
height:151px;
z-index:7;
}
#apDiv8 {
position:absolute;
left:59px;
top:485px;
width:850px;
height:159px;
z-index:8;
}
#apDiv9 {
position:absolute;
left:59px;
top:666px;
width:850px;
height:22px;
z-index:9;
}
-->
</style>
<script src="SpryAssets/SpryMenuBar.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<link href="SpryAssets/SpryMenuBarHorizontal.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
</head>

<body tracingsrc="prep/comp.jpg" tracingopacity="100">
<div id="apDiv1"><ul id="MenuBar1" class="MenuBarHorizontal">
<li><a href="cgi_animation.html" title="cgi animation" class="MenuBarItemSubmenu">CGI Animation</a>
<ul>
<li><a href="cgi_architecture.html" title="cgi architecture">Architecture</a></li>
<li><a href="cgi_character.html" title="cgi character">Character</a></li>
<li><a href="cgi_educational.html" title="cgi educational">Educational</a></li>
<li><a href="cgi_industrial.html" title="cgi industrial">Industrial</a></li>
<li><a href="cgi_show_reels.html" title="cgi show reels">Show Reels</a></li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><a href="flash_animation.html" title="flash animation">Flash Animation</a></li>
<li><a href="flash_games.html" title="flash games">Flash Games</a> </li>
<li><a href="video.html" title="Video">Video</a></li>
<li><a href="special_fx.html" title="special effects">Special Effects</a></li>
<li><a href="web_content.html" title="web content">Web Content</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.aareps.com" title="aareps" target="_blank">Print Media</a></li>
</ul>
</div>

<div id="apDiv2"></div>
<div id="apDiv3"></div>
<div id="apDiv4"></div>
<div id="apDiv5"></div>
<div id="apDiv6"></div>
<div id="apDiv7"></div>
<div id="apDiv8"></div>
<div id="apDiv9"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
var MenuBar1 = new Spry.Widget.MenuBar("MenuBar1", {imgDown:"SpryAssets/SpryMenuBarDownHover.gif", imgRight:"SpryAssets/SpryMenuBarRightHover.gif"});
//-->
</script>
</body>
</html>

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